“The difference between good and great is an exciting find. We thought the idea of bringing the highest quality artists to America every week and then finding the greatest would already be more compelling TV,” says Carson Daly about his hit NBC reality program “The Voice.” He has hosted the show all eight seasons and took home an Emmy in 2013 as one of its producers when it halted the winning streak of “The Amazing Race” as Best Reality-Competition Program.
The series is know for its blind auditions and mentoring by top artists from various genres. This past season had coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams. Previous seasons have included Cee-Lo Green, Shakira, Gwen Stefani, and Usher at various times.
Daly welcomed the addition of Williams, a Grammy-winning artist and producer, for the past two seasons. “Pharrell really embodies everything when we started the show as the definition of a coach. These other singing shows had in their judges which were people making fun of some people for the pursuit of their dream. Could we be a big show on in primetime but actually be uplifting? Is it possible to be popular and actually be good family entertainment?”
Williams coached the most recent winner, 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks. While he was the frontrunner here at Gold Derby throughout the competition, Daly reminds us, “You never know how America votes (with changing voting trends). It’s a marathon and not a race. I’ve seen people fatigue down the stretch. There’s been people who have gone home I thought would be there in the end.”
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